“ All about soap which is a monthlysoap magazine dedicated to soap plot lines. „
I absolutely love this magazine. I buy it every other week without fail from my local retailer. It retails for £1.65- although if you buy it from local supermarkets, they sometimes sell it at a special rate for their customers. I have only ever bought them from Asda and Morrisons-but I know that every few weeks they sell it for £1 (e.g. £1 for Asda customers only).
I quite often have my hands full when my favourite soaps are on, so this magazine allows me to keep up to date with what is happening in all the soaps. It contains all the storylines which will be shown in the next couple of weeks-as well as giving a few hints which people had no idea about.
I like reading stories which haven't been shown on screen yet-plus it's also filled with lots of interviews with the stars. My favourite part of the magazine though, is the day-by-day guide to all the soaps and top tv. I know that I always ruin the surprise-but the suspense kills me. Although they do give you hints at stiortylines coming up, they tease you quite a lot when the larger storylines are involved.
All about soap features lots of competitions and puzzles, as well as popular things like stars.
Even though this is my favourite magazine, I do think that they waste a lot of pages by putting in too many advertisements and pictures of soap stars at awards nights etc-but that's just my personal opinion!!
I have to admit I am completely and utterly addicted to soap operas, mainly Eastenders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale (in that order).
I never miss an episode of any of my favourite soaps, and as much as I hate to admit it, I even watch the repeats.
This magazine is great for all soap lovers, I believe that "all about soap" readers are the first fans to know all the latest and inside gossip.
Its great value for money at £1.60, which does seem pricey for a TV magazine but it packed of really good stories, interviews, puzzles, horoscopes etc.
It basically gives you all the gossip about your favourite soaps for the next 2 weeks, every time I buy it I go straight to the back to see their preview of the next magazine.
The issue I have just finished reading (issue 212, 5th March 2010) also included a spread for you to vote for your favourite actors and actresses to win one of the all about soap bubble award.
The magazine is easily laid out and the contents make it effortlessly clear to find things if you are pacifically trying to find a particular story or part of the magazine.
Its nice to have a magazine packed full of the things you want to read about rather than having to look through loads of advertisements, and although advertisements are in the magazine, they are relevant and do not compromise the space for information.
If you love the magazine as much as I do then you can also visit their website at http://www.allaboutsoap.co.uk/ . This is also a great website given you options to read all the lastest soap gossip and if you subscribe, free of charge, to the site you get your say on what you would like to see on the box. They also have great competitions for you to enter in on there as well.
If you are looking for a nicely presented easy to read soap magazine then I recommend all about soap. You can purchase the magazine n newsagents, supermarkets and all other retailers that sell magazine/paper items.
All About Soap has moved on rapidly since the original reviews on here.
It is now a fortnightly glossy magazine full of soap gossip and news. Like similar magazines it runs articles and has a weekly breakdown of all the soaps.
It also runs competitions. Normally a crossword for £100 cash and then a word search, arrow word and sudoku puzzle which all offer a range of prizes from dvd's to cd's. These are normally entered online via email but can be entered through the post.
One thing with All About Soap is that they often put a question mark against everything so you can;t always be sure if it is infact a 'spoiler' or if it is just the writer trying to make an educated guess. Sometimes a great suggestion can be implied in the magazine but then never happens and that can be infuriating to say the least.
Other than that though the magazine is well worth it's weight in gold, giving some great gossip and insight into the nation's favourite soaps.
All About Soap is the best magazine if you want to find out about the soaps! It Includes a wide range of Gossip, Plots, Interviews, and Prizes. It is published by attic futura. The first few pages are called Soap World and tell you loads of interesting facts about the stars and are very interesting. After that there is a page on the All About Soap Cover Story which is usually the best ! Then over the next 9 or 10 pages you get all the storys. After that you get a 4 paged bit about the stars on holiday and special bits nothing to do with the soaps. Then you have the Mail Box which is only one page, it has letters that readers have sent in. Then they have some posters of characters in the shows and different each issue. Its Come out roughly every month but its hard to get hold of for about a week and so you can get it on subscription (which is what i do) Then you have another 14 pages of storys. With other bits on the sides. There is then a page called the Hot Seat which is an interview with someone. You then have 3 pages of the Plot Spot with plots on Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Brookside, Hollyoaks< Neighbours< Home and Away, Crossroads and family affairs then the golden oldies.Then you have the telly teasers which is a 4 pages of puzzles where you can actually win money each month. Then there is the stars followed by the last thing called the Last Word which is an interview. I think taht overall it is a very good maga dn definately the best on soap.
All About Soap is a really good soap magazine. If you want to know all the storylines this is the one to get. It has puzzles, interviews, a write up for each soap and lots of pages filled with all the plots. I really enjoy doing the puzzles and i love to know the storylines, its just great. My favourite part has to be the puzzle page because i just love the interviews and plots but once youve read them there as good as read! but with a puzzle you can work them out and there is also 100 pound prizes on these puzzles! Very Good
Well this magazine is published by the same publishers as Inside Soap magazine, attic futura. I do buy both on a regular basis as I can't get enough information about soaps, as many of you will know from previous ops and those that are members of my yahoo group. The main difference is that this magazine is monthly and Inside Soap is fortnightly, they both cover what is going to happen in the next few weeks and tell you what not to miss out on. All about soap has more quizzes and games, which are good fun and I love doing. The first few pages of this magazine are dedicated to "Soap World" which is "all the hottest gossip" from all the soap stars! there is 5 pages on this alone. The magazine then goes into the biggest story lines that will be happening that month, in the current issue that includes Steve and Mel from Eastenders, Joanne and Ray from Crossroads and the love triangle of Zoe, Charity and Chris in Emmerdale, also the Wedding fiasco in Summer bay and what happens to Sally afterwards in Home and Away. There are lots of other story lines covered aswell as these big ones and later on in the magazine just before the plot spot (self explanatory!) there is the 10 top episodes, not to miss, listed, which is extremely helpful if you don't have time to sit in front of the TV every night, like me. Before this though there is the Mail box, which is a page dedicated to letters from readers, also at the bottom of this page they give you some very useful soap addresses and web sites too! In the whole 68 pages I counted 9 pages of full page adverts which I don't think is too bad, I have seen worse. This magazine also mentions the "Golden Oldies" covering the classic soap re-runs on Cable and Satellite and what is going on in them at the moment. There are a few interviews and this current issue includes the hot seat with Steven Fletcher, Brookside, whi
ch is a whole bunch of questions from readers. Also Take your pick in which they ask Rebecca Hazlewood, Crossroads, to pick from a, b or c answers to 8 questions these are both quite informative and interesting to read. Also on the interview front is "the world according to Ben Freeman, Emmerdale which is also great. There is also a fun article on "Confessions of a soap Star" in which 16 soap stars explain their most embarrassing things that have happened to them including Ann-Marie Davies, Brookside, "When I was at my audition for Brookside there were loads of people in the room, and when everyone looked out of the window you could see my mum waving at me! Bless her, but I was mortified". The others are quite funny too! I think a lot of the girlies like Jack Ryder, Eastenders, he is the centre pin up this month I am not sure what people see in him but this poster is quite good. So even though I still prefer Inside soap, this magazine does come a close second, so if you like soaps as much as I do then read this fantastic magazine. As I said before I will read every soap magazine available!